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MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 7:00pm PST
with the democrats and republicans to reach the deal. vice president joe biden came to meet with the democrats and try to sell the new deal that would prevent the across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts to a wide range of government programs. we've also learned that president obama personally called harry reid and nancy pelosi to ensure that they are on board with this plan. our chuck todd says it is not likely that we would see a deal on that vote before midnight, just on the logistical standpoint the house remains adjourned until tomorrow. mike, what is the latest you're hearing about a possible vote tonight, maybe not before midnight at this point, but sometime during the night? >> yeah, i don't think it will happen before midnight, just too many procedural hoops to jump through, and they haven't even completed writing the bill. vice president joe biden arrived, met with harry reid briefly, and walked into the second floor and into the caucus room where democrats had gathered. joe biden's mention to pitch this deal, to the caucus, one mention, if they're going to bring it
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm EST
vice president joe biden who is briefing the caucus on the deal that he reached with senate leaders and with the republican majority leader. they said a few moments ago that there will be a vote sometime before midnight tonight, no guarantee it will pass. whatever happens we are going over that cliff. >> happy new year. >> reporter: vice president joe biden met with democrats after 9:18 p.m. monday night to brief them on a agreement that would raise tax rates on individuals making more than $400,000 and couples making more than $450. the deal allows tax cults to expire -- cuts to expire. >> extend unemployment insurance to 2 million americans who are actively looking for a job. >> reporter: state tax rates to 40 from 35%. the deal delays sequestration, the big spending cuts by 2 months. the delay paid for half in those new taxes, half in smaller spending cuts, between defense and non-defense. at this very moment we are waiting to see what happens. the agreement we are talking about is among senate leaders only. no guarantee it will pass the senate where some are angry the president
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm PST
representative has been joe biden, and there have been key staffers involved. as you know, it has taken a long time to reach this, but they have stherltd concerettled thei taxes. related to delaying the automatic spending cuts for two months, and there will be many details in it that we will learn. but the key here is an agreement has been reached. it still must be voted on. there is some distance to go. but this is a very significant breakthrough just through hours before the fiscal cliff deadline. >> kelly, can you take us through some of the most specific sticking points that they were argue over? >> once they got through the major hurdle of resolving new toongs incomes above $400,000 for individuals, $450,000 for couples, that was a very significant compromise for both parties. the president moved up from the level he had campaigned on of having new taxes at $250,000, and republicans for the first time in a couple of decades will acknowledge that they will raise taxes on some of the wealthier americans. that was a big breakthrough. then there became a new set of issues that developed, espe
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 3:00pm PST
is some indication from the hill that the call to bring vice president joe biden, two has negotiated deals in the past, obviously, with mitch mcconnell, has seemed to move this forward. they're going to continue negotiating, even though there won't be any votes tonight. so let me ask you, what is your sense of what's going to happen here? are we going to avoid going over the fiscal cliff? >> i don't know. i think it's 50-50 as we go into the final hours here now. the fact that negotiations are ongoing is a good sign. i served on what was known as the biden group in the summer of 2011. unfortunately, at the end of the day, as you remember, the republicans walked out of those negotiations. why? for the same time they've abandoned all the negotiations so far, is they didn't want to ask high income individuals to share greater responsibility for reducing the deficit. they wanted to put that burden on the middle class. maybe in the final hours, something will change there. but it's important to understand that's exactly what's happening there. they're using the clock and the final hours a
MSNBC
Jan 1, 2013 8:00am PST
democratic caucus meeting of 2013 they'll hear from none other than vice president joe biden who will come here to capitol hill to brief them about the deal similar to what he did last night for his senate democratic faithful. he was really influential in helping get a lot of democrats to vote for the bill. it is expected he'll do the same thing today when he talks to his house democratic friends. now, there should be no surprise. nancy pelosi when the white house asked her to get votes she is very good at it. she got votes for the budget control act, for health care. there should be no reason she shouldn't be able to get the votes today. with vice president biden coming to capitol hill it rests the nerves of any anxious democrats who don't like the deal because they don't like the $400,000 threshold and would prefer 250 and also feel the president was losing some negotiating leverage. biden being here, pelosi onboard it should be okay on the house democratic side. >> you are often privy to juicy little nuggets of behind-the-scenes information. do you have any thoughts on how vice pre
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 8:00pm PST
capitol hill. democrats got out of their meeting with vice president joe biden. the vice president had been is set to the hill to discuss the deal and he spent much of the past 24 hours working out the details with senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. here is what we know about the potential deal as of right now. current bush era tax cuts will expire for individuals with an income over $400,000, also for couples with an income over $450,000. unemployment benefits will be extended. the sequester, automatic spending cuts that would hit a wide range of government programs, including department of defense, will be dedelayed for a two-month period and be paid for with a 50/50 split on tax increases and spending cuts. joining us now is kelly o'donnell what have you learned with the vice president's meeting with senate democrats? >> we were able to talk to some within the meeting, they are in a bit of waiting game, in part because of the legislation, being turned into an actual test that will have the lengtext tha language. and the budget office will give it a score what it will cost the g
CNN
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm PST
cliff deal that is in the works right now. we're also told that the vice president, joe biden, is heading to capitol hill. ali, this could be a dramatic moment that we're watching right now. >> we were told joe biden would only go over when it looked like there was a deal. not only to shore up support for the deal in general with the republicans with whom he has a good relationship, but with democrats, we have heard all day today there have been some democrats dissatisfied by how far they have had to go to get that deal. if you want to read tea leaves, it looks better than it looked a couple hours ago. >> it looks like biden is going to be at this meeting with the democratic caucus. the democratic senators, that's supposed to start in 15 minute. he'll brief them on what's going on. he has some problems, though, with some of the more liberal democrats who apparently aren't very happy with all of the details. let's go up to the white house. jessica yellin, our chief white house correspondent, is standing by. jessica, brief us on what we know right now. >> what we know is that vice p
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm PST
has reached out to joe biden, the vice president, and not incidentally the president of the senate in that capacity. he has had a couple of conversations with him according to republican senators, one, just within the last hour, at least one, when mitch mcconnell left a closed door luncheon of republican senators to speak with joe biden by phone. we understand that joe biden, our crack white house team, put eyes on him going into the white house about 1:45 this afternoon. he was in delaware yesterday. seems unlikely at this point that biden would make the trip up to capitol hill for any face-to-face negotiations. democrats say this is simply a ruse, mitch mcconnell trying to go around harry reid, the democratic leader here and appealing to joe biden, trying to make it look in democratic estimation as if republicans are going the last mile, but, look, we're stuck. we're nowhere at this point. there was a major setback earlier. you mentioned it, the so-called chained cpi. a lot of people tweeted me and said what the heck is that? simply a revised way of adjusting cost of living increase
FOX
Jan 1, 2013 5:30am EST
ashington was much more serious.vice president joe biden went too capitol hill late onday night after senate eaderr struck a deal with the whhte house. back intoosession...and around 2-a-m.. the vote was in."the bill as amended is passed."in an 89-to-8 vote, the senate approvvd a measure that puts off sppnding cuts for two months and keeps thh bush-era tax cuts for individuals earning less thann$400,000 and couples eerning llss than $450,000. senate majority leader harry reid said their goal as to prottct america's middll cclss.miidle class the assuuance that their taxes - won't go up 22-hundred doolars each. they'll have the certaintt o plann ow they'll pay for groceries, rent, car senate minority leader mitch mcccnnell said republicans agreed toothe measure rather thhn let the middle class ssffer.we don't think taxes should be goong up on anyone but we all knew that if we did on everyone oday. e weree't going to let thaa happen.the house reconvenns today at noon measure at that time.i'm ed payne reporting. u-s lawmakers also haae tt worry aboot the debt ceiling. the u-s reached its legal b
CBS
Jan 1, 2013 6:30pm EST
mitch mcconnell and vice president joe biden. it contains no major cuts partly because the speaker himself pulled out of talks with the president last month over a grand bargain that would have cut nearly a trillion dollars in spenting. we asked louisiana republican john fleming about that. this bill makes a lot of tax cuts that republicans like permanent. why not claim victory and then work on spending cuts in the next two months? >> well, that was discussed. and you're right. it makes some things permanent. particularly in the estate tax area. it's permanent fix to the a.m.t.. so there are some actual things we do like about it. but as a whole we don't like other parts of it that we think are going to be devastating to the economy and jobs. >> reporter: congressman steny hoyer and other democratic leaders urged republicans to hold a vote on the bill as is. tonight. >> the definition of compromise has elements in it that each party does not like. >> reporter: and senate democrats are threatening not to take up the bill again if house republicans change it. so, anthony, we are look
ABC
Jan 1, 2013 6:30am EST
morning. but it was a long night but when we saw vice president joe biden make his way to capitol hill, that's when many of the observers knew that the negotiators had really struck a deal and we were moving forward here. of course vice president joe biden as well as senate republican leader mitch mcconnell were key in negotiating this deal. they are being referred to as the closeers here. so this all happened last night. joe biden met with fellow democrats and briefed them on where they were as far as the compromise. legislation was then drawn up and the senate met arounded 2 -- did around the 2:00 hour and cast the votes and that's where we are today. now, we are not out of the woods yet because the house still need to vote on this measure. and they will not return to capitol hill until noon so we don't know how the story ends just quite as yet charley. >> renee as we understand yesterday presidentth president addressed the nation at 1:30 and this was on new year's eve he was surrounded by a few supporters. he came out for about 15 minutes and made some remarks. this was a direct mes
NBC
Jan 1, 2013 1:30am EST
celebrity crush came on the show. [ cheers ] how did you get him to do it? joe biden was on. >> joe biden, that's right. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: he was awesome. >> go joe biden! >> jimmy: what's that. don't read my note. okay, you can see it. >> i love joe biden. yes, we were in d.c. shooting and we were so lucky to get the vice president and it was before the election so we were really hoping that they won. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that would have been awkward, yeah. >> it would be a little bit more of a sadder -- sadder scene if that wasn't the case. but he was so great. >> jimmy: here is you and your celebrity crushes. >> look at my face. it's so funny. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: he was great. >> he was so good. he was a natural actor. >> jimmy: is he a good actor? >> oh my god, great improviser, so funny and nice, his like -- i was going to say his cast, but it's the people that work for him, not his cast. [ laughter ] his cast. >> jimmy: his cast is the best. he has the best variety show cast. [ laughter ] a cast of humans -- >> yeah, he was so great. he was like a doll. >> jimmy: yeah, he was good. ri
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 10:00pm PST
think the best move of the year is joe biden, essentially never do which is answering the question honestly and without premeditation and in his "meet the press" interview with david gregory. was this a trial balloon, was this preplanned, trying to gain it up? no, no, no. joe biden was asked a question, he answered with a kind of moral legitimacy and a truthfulness that actually had these remarkable effects which is that it pushed the president to come clean about his own personal evolution. i think that also made a huge difference in the campaign. >> joe biden. >> my best move of the campaign we actually have a little visual assist on this. "washington post" says, obama and his allies spent less on advertising than romney and his allies but got far more in the number of ads broadcast and visit in key markets and in targeting critical demographic groups such as the working class and young working voters in swing states. i thought what they did with tv advertising, specificity of t it knowing exactly what they were going is something we had never seen before. the worst move of the 2
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 10:00am PST
joe biden and senate republican leader mitch mcconnell continue negotiations, we just have learned that president obama will speak about the fiscal cliff at 1:30 p.m. eastern time. with all that happening, let's get right to our daily fix. nbc's kelly o'donnell on capitol hill, nbc's kristen welker at the white house, and jonathan capehart, washington post editorial writer and my colleague and an msnbc contributor. okay, kelly. the action is on the hill where it's been for the last few days. let's start with you. this is a fast-moving story. give us the latest perimeters of what appears -- i emphasize appears to be the start of a deal. >> well, it has been coming closer together, so we are told. the question is what will the president be saying, and senior advisors here as well as senators i've spoken to say they do not expect that he is making any nounment of a deal, so we'll wait for the white house to determine that for sure. what we've been hearing is that they have moved off the issue of taxes and have been more focused on the nature of spending cuts. with republicans and demo
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
president joe biden was called in by mitch mcconnell, who said he needed a dance partner in all of this. guest: if you remember on friday, the president said he was going to turn over the lead to senator reid and senator mcconnell to work out a deal that could pass the senate and that he would sign on to whatever deal that was. senator reid and senator mcconnell were not able to reach that deal. the negotiations between them have turned increasingly bitter and senator mcconnell basically said that he could not work with senator read anymore and reached out to joe biden and ask him to resume the role that he has had in previous negotiations. the arbiter, the deal maker. joe biden had not been as involved atoll has returned to washington and is now part of the negotiations in a way that he had not been expected to until yesterday. host: what will the house and senate be voting on today? will there be an agreement on the fiscal cliff or an alternative plan that would continue unemployment benefits and keep taxes at the bush era level? guest: i'm not sure that anybody knows. and that includ
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
clarifying moment. one of my favorite moments was during the vice president debate. i felt joe biden was doing the same thing. he was clarifying this is pure ridiculousness. we had to cut this down a little bit. let's watch vp biden during the vp debate. >> transition. but what we also want to do in spite of their opposition. >> oh, god. >> this idea came from the clinton -- >> the answer, please. >> did they -- this is a plan that is bipartisan. >> no massive -- >> it's what we do. we do it for all constituents. >> i love that. >> it's how we all were responding to the whole thing. what? >> joe biden. i was happy there weren't commercials on that. if he had time to stop and go over to paul ryan and pee on his leg to show dominance. let's have the moment to acknowledge the magic amount biden had to get away with that. for the most part, he got away with that. imagine if the president was constantly laughing at his opponent, that would not have gone well. not well at all. >> not only white privilege. think about if joe biden behaved that way toward sarah palin, not only would he have been
FOX News
Dec 30, 2012 3:00pm PST
joe biden has been in delaware for the weekend. he came back a few hours ago and is huddled behind closed doors, two phone calls with mitch mcconnell. a year and a half ago, it looked like all hope was lost and vice president with his long time in the senate many years was able to reach out to mitch mcconnell and they pulled a deal together in the final hours. >> the 59th minute of the 11th hour. ed henry, thank you very much. >>> going over the cliff would affect nearly every american from smaller paychecks thanks to higher taxes to the sudden end of unemployment. there are some things you really need to know about. i'm joined by gerri willis, anchor of the willis report on the "fox business" network. break it down for everybody. happens when we hit midnight on tuesday? >> the big fear and threat is that this political impasse turns into a economic mess and here's why. everybody is forecasting recession. if we can't find some resolution, businesses stop spending, people stop getting hired and here's what happens. we could lose as many as $10 million jobs. gdp could drop of%. we co
KRON
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm PST
evening vice president joe biden and senator harry read headed to the capitol to brief democrats on a deal worked out between congressional to prevent across the board sources say the deal calls for a tax hike for couples earning more than 450- thousand dollars a year. what the president wanted and what republicans wanted. the deal also calls for the extension of unemployment benefits >>> and sources say the deal also delays by two months the automatic across the board spending cuts. that two month delay will end up being payed for half with tax revenue and half wiwith spending cuts. for some this is a way to get this legislation through. for others it's a matter of kicking the can down the road. and delaying another day. now the senate is expected to vote, if they can get the bill drafted in time. if it passes it goes to the they are due to meet tomorrow at noon eastern unclear if house leaders optimism tonight, we could votes this down tomorrow. >> doctors are treating secretary of state hillary clinton for a blood clot doctors are confident she will make a full recovery. they say
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 9:00pm EST
resolved according to this aid. while vice president joe biden is in capitol hill to sell it to senate democrats, they have got to sign off on the framework of that deal. this is what we know, adam. it exempts income of $400,000 for individuals, $450,000 for families from a tax increase, capital gains and dividends stay the same local straits, amounts above that. permit the patches the alternative minimum tax. estate tax goes to 40% of amounts more than $5 million, one-year extension of employment benefits and the doctor fix making sure medicare doctors don't get a massive pay cut, that is also part of all of this. the debt ceiling is not part of that, something democrats wanted to extract more spending cuts in later debate. the headline here according to a g.o.p. aide, the whole thing is done. it does not mean it is a done deal entirely. but this just developing in the last couple of minutes. adam: when you say the whole thing is done, why is the vice president going to the capital? it sounds to me there are still democrats who need arm-twisting because there was at least part of that
CNN
Dec 31, 2012 1:00am PST
breakdown. tonight it's between senator mitch mcconnell and vice president joe biden. we're some of the last people in the building. i know -- come on through, guys, if you want. there's one of the crews that -- the worker crews are starting to come into work tonight. we're the last reporting crew. all the members of congress have pretty much gone. the republicans in the house were meeting late tonight to try to talk about what to do, in the end this is what our producer deirdre walsh heard from them. the message is just sit tight, stay tuned and i think what we have to do, don, is find out tomorrow morning, whether there is any progress between senator mcconnell and vice president joe biden. there is definitely hope. there is not a lot of time. >> let me tell you this, lisa. when you see the workers there, and the crew that -- and those are the people who these negotiations are about. every day americans who work these types of jobs, who are every day americans and so there you go. i think that is absolutely tells the story. >> don, i want to -- >> go ahead. >> i want to sneak in o
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 12:00pm PST
with the four that none of you picked. joe biden, got to figure out how to navigate the clinton industrial news complex. i like this. news cop plex. angus king, can he be independent? jeb bush. jim demint. do you buy ceo of the conservative movement? >> i think it's very hard for jim demint to go in to -- i think it's many ways sort of like an awo n aol/time warner m. jim demint wouds of the senate and in to something that's in the think tank world. >> more of this. talking 2016 of this. more from the gaggle coming up. six-year itch. it's a bed rom of conventional wisdom. is it a med up thing? we'll let you know whether we think it's real or simply a consequence. >>> but first, our special trivia question. who's the first president and who was the most recent president to officially start a term on a sunday? the answer and more is coming up. i thought i'd start the video by showing you the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen, i think you find a new perspective on life. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 6:30am EST
president join. -- joe biden. even if he runs in 2016 for the presidency. >> named the head of the whole gun thing. >> i'm telling you -- this position. >> we'll have to wait. >> his political style is seen unfortunately for him as too aseckic for broad appeal. maybe you should talk to his wife about running for president. his wife is terrific. >> he may or may not run for president, john. but a lot of people love joe biden. he's an authentic voice and democrats in particular love him. maybe you got a problem -- >> we're talking about his wife as a candidate. >> jill? >> why not? >> because she's shown no political ambition. she teaches at a community college and she has a fine career. >> okay. best political theater of 2012. pat? >> i hate to say it but i think the democratic convention in charlotte. it was a real bell winger of a convention, very entertaining. >> eleanor? >> i second that and i loved clint eastwood interviewing the empty chair. that was classic. >> you really thought he had it all together. >> eleanor now? out of the chair. >> it was -- it was improvisation that you kn
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am EST
with the latest. dab yell, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell, vice president joe biden is now in on negotiations. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell reached out to him sunday night after talks with democrats stalled. but with just hours go until this deadline there are still obstacles standing in the way of even a watered down agreement. lawmakers left the capitol sunday night without a deal in place, but leaders from both parties expressed their willingness to continue working. >> there's still significant difference between the two sides but negotiations continue. >> i want everyone know i'm willing to get this done but i need a dance partner. >> some progress was made sunday when they dropped a proposal to slow social security growth but the main sticking point between democrats and republicans continues to be over the threshold of tax increases. president obama campaigned on raising taxes on income over $250,000 while many congressional republicans have pushed back on any increase in taxes. >> they say that the biggest priority is making sure that we deal with the
PBS
Dec 30, 2012 12:30pm PST
american life. bill clinton proves it. mad a better case for barack obama and joe biden and barack obama and joe biden had ever made. the other thing about bill clinton's speech is he had the ultimate line in it -- "this economy was so bad even i could not have fixed it." >> you pointed out in the opening of the show what was the worst political moment, which was the clint eastwood wasting 12 minutes of prime time when just before, you have had these truly heart rending stories -- artwarmi stoes aut te humaty of the republican challenger, and also a bio which was not shown. that was terrible. >> the reason why clinton's speech worked was because people know it was bill clinton giving that speech. so many speeches are written by someone else, and they read that way, and the public is sick of it. >> finally, predictions for the year ahead in the supreme court. >> the supreme court -- it will be a gonzoear involving the supreme court possibly striking down the voting rights act, the obstruction of gay marriage, and even weather you can patent -- whether you can patent a genie. >> happy new
ABC
Jan 1, 2013 6:00am EST
increase taxes and set into motion deep spending cuts. this is video of vice president joe biden after a meeting with top senate leaders. but the house of representatives has to vote on the measure. they left capitol hill yesterday without approving deals. so can congress get this done and finalize today? the deadline is passed and we could know by lunchtime today. here's ed payne with -- pain with -- payne with more on the story. >> reporter: at the stroke of midnight, many americans were celebrating and ringing in the new year. but the mood in washington was much more serious.vice president joe biden went to capitol hill monday night after senate leaders struck a deal with the white house. >> happy new year. >> reporter: the senate went back into session and around 2 a.m. the vote was in. >> the bill as amended is passed. >> reporter: in an 89-8 vow they approve a measure -- vote, they approveed a measure -- he proved a measure to keep bush era tax cuts for those earning less than 400,000. hairy reid says the goal was to -- harry reid said the goal was to protect middle class families.
FOX
Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
vice president joe biden today. he's urging their support for the deal passed by the senate. the holdup on the other side seems to be a desire for much more in the way of federal spending cuts. it's still a game of wait and see with severe consequences for most americans. being staying on top of the hill and have the very latest for you tonight on the 10:00 news. >> all right. let's join fox 5 political analyst to get more insight on this. mark, how is the president i guess going to claim total victory if in fact he's raising tax rates on the rich but ultimately going up. he said it was 250,000 and now gone up to 4 or 450. >> that's right. plan b, john boehner, the leader of the rublicans offered to do it at a million. in a way, the republicans were defeated in terms of getting it up to a million. they never got a vote. everybody is going to get a tax increase that has nothing to do with this bill because of the payroll tax holiday. a person earning $50,000 is going to pay $800 more by virtue of the fact that expires. what you have really here now it seems to me is erik canter, t
FOX
Jan 1, 2013 6:00am EST
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MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
with the four you didn't pick. joe biden, he's going to have to figure out how to navigate the clinton industrial news complex, i like that. angus king, the independent, can he actually be an independent? that's what i'm watching. jeb bush, may be the transitional leader of the republican party whether he likes it or not, and jim demint. do you buy ceo of the conservative movement? >> it's hard for jim demint -- many ways, sort of like this aol/time warner merger. it makes a lot of sense on paper. the question is will he be able to overcome some of the institutional challenges. jim demint going outside of the senate into something that is out in the think tank world. >> we'll have more of this, more from the gaggle coming up, plus the six-year itch. is the bedrock of conventional wisdom or just a made-up thing. second term presidents struggling in his second midterm. we'll let you know whether we think it's real or a coincidence. >>> but first, our special trivia question, who was the first president and the most recent president to officially start a term on a sunday? answer a
FOX News
Dec 30, 2012 7:00pm PST
senate colleague vice president joe biden. >> willing to work with whoev er can help. it remain as possible sticking point. appears to be a willingness and interest or the courage to close the deal. >> top on the republican side sound hopeful because they believe vice president biden can cut a deal but it may not be tonight. >> president obama putting pressure on lawmakers to reach a deal. mr. obama making remarks about the fiscal cliff aired it earlier today. he put much of the blame on shoulders of the republicans if no deal is reached. the gop fired back saying the president should lead right now not cast blame. correspondent s henry is live from the white house. >> he is frustrated going on a talk show today in the middle of the negotiations. he has not been on one of the programs since 2009. he felt it was important to get the message out there. you are right he was pounding the same message again and again f. we go up the fiscal cliff for not meeting them halfway. >>> not because democrats and congre congre congress don't want to go ahead and cooperate but i think it has been
FOX News
Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
mcconnell. in previous budget battles, joe biden has been the closer on these deals. his coming back from delaware might be a sign they are moving a little closer. that will be something to watch. the whole thing about changing cpi and reining in cost of entitlements, republicans are judging in on that. take a listen. >> one of proposals we made was something called change cpi but basically makes an adjustment in terms of how inflation is calculated on social security. highly unpopular among democrats not something supported but to strengthen social security in the long time i'm willing to make those decisions. >> reporter: in the morning, the president seemed to be opening the door to rein in those entitlements and then you heard harry reid shut the door on it. the president was talking in the context of reining in entitlements in a four trillion dollar debt deal not in the last minute deal, he would be willing to do that in much broader debt deal. but when you talk to republicans ron johnson from wisconsin, the real problem the president is not willing to rein in spending. >> senator ha
CNN
Dec 31, 2012 2:00am PST
into the evening and we'll find out in the morning whether joe biden and mitch mcconnell made any progress in their talks. both houses will be back in session tomorrow. those are your headlines this hour, i'm don lemon, keeping you informed. cnn, the most trusted name in news. >>> three, two, one. and liftoff -- >> may 2012, space-x launched a rocket into space, becoming the first commercial company to dock a spacecraft at the international space station. it marked a new beginning, private companies instead of nasa sending cargo to the station. it was one of the space industry's top accomplishments. one of our top scientific breakthroughs of 2012. >>> it was a banner year for bad behavior and not all of it easy to stomach. from sports to politics and beyond. here's joe johns with the ten most scandalous stories of 2012. >> number 10, royalty gone wild. this year the british royal jewels got a public viewing. in las vegas, prince harry got caught in his birthday suit playing strip billiards, which didn't go over well back home. but when it was kate who was photographed in various s
CNN
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am PST
-called closers. here is one, here is the other. vice president joe biden and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. john boehner not in this, nancy pelosi isn't in this, not even the president. the house reconvenes at 10:00, the senate at 11:00, bright and early. sarcastic. neither of them showing particular signs of progress. >> these two worked together in the senate for 20 years. so you hope -- >> in fairness, the houses are not convening. these guys are not working. i don't care if it doesn't play out in the media. the big stumbling block has been avoided. republicans dropped their demand to reduce social security cost of living increases. >> i was really gratified to hear republicans had taken the demand for social security benefits off the table. truth is, they never should have been on the table to begin with there is still significant distance between the two sides, but negotiations continue. >> the consequences of this are too high for the american people to be engaged in a political messaging campaign. i'm interested in getting a result here. >> they have all been politic
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 1:00am PST
is vice-president joe biden. what's the significance of them bringing him in in the 11th hour discussion? >> i think it's important because he was in delaware this weekend and all of a sudden, suddenly, rushed back to the white house early today and that's significant because when they had things all boxed up a year and a half ago on the debt ceiling and looked like they'd hit a brick wall, it was joe biden reaching out to mitch mcconnell and bridged the divide and magically had a deal and some senior aides who say joe biden might be the key to unsticking this, afternoon biden and mcconnell worked on the debt ceiling, many years in the senate, obviously, together and that's why they have that relationship, there's some in the white house who call the vice-president the mcconnell whisperer, as if he has some sort of magic potion that bring people together. >> stuart? >> can i just ask you, ed, if there's any deal you've heard of that's bandied around here, any deal at all from either side which would cut spending on tuesday morning, new years day? >> no, not a deal that's on th
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 7:00am EST
president joe biden to come to some sort of agreement. what you make of that? caller: i'm talking about what mitch mcconnell said in the beginning. he did not want to work with this president. the want it to see him fail. they're hurting the american people by not helping obama. obama is good for the country, but people that listen to rush limbaugh, sarah palin, and fox news, that is why this country is going down like this. host: let me get your thoughts on president obama as a negotiator. what do you think? caller: he has reached out and showed an olive branch dejon banner ever since he has been in. -- john boehner ever since he has been in. president obama has tried to work with these people to get things done, and they will not work with him. host: let's hear from ron in appleton, wisconsin. caller: i woke up this morning, and i am an engineer, an african-american. i have been blessed with a good income. however, when i woke up this morning, though i feared my taxes going up considerably, i was a bit disappointed. the reason for that is that i'm looking long term. taxes, you have to pay
FOX
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
. but payroll taxes are going up. vice president joe biden who negotiated the deal with mitch mcconnel also on the hill trying to get support from house democrats. and the political rangling is far from over no matter how this deal turns out both sides headed for a major clash by the end of february over whether or not to raise the nation's debt ceiling. ed henry, fox news. >> fox 5 political analyst to join us now. mark, seems like it's hurting cats in the house these days with the republicans. >> this is really the major dilemma, will erik canter and john boehner which is outlet of the picture, it's up to canter to whip republicans. and also what was mentioned no amendments. i thought they'd go to the floor with a rule which means no amendments. you rule up or down like they did in the senate. if they can't do that, back to square one. >> republicans in the house have said at least the vast majority of them don't want to vote for any tax hikes. but how can they vote for a bill that has no spending cuts? >> as mitch who is a republican said look we're just going to concentrate on taxe
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 10:00pm EST
spectrum. and that is what vice president joe biden is trying to sell the liberals on right now. saying that this is not the threshold that he wanted. but it's something that least gives tax cuts to many americans were making much less than $250,000 per year. and if you don't do that, the taxes are going to go. gerri: all right, we are going to take a break right now. but we will break into programming the minute that anybody goes to the senate if we hear from the vice president. rich edson is covering all this for us on capitol hill. the fox business team is in place here on sixth avenue. two hours left from the fiscal cliff. the revelers are ready to party, and we are here for you all night. back to the programming totion e that injunction against the contraceptive mandate? >> it is a surprisingri, pringlehey lt be >> a christian-based company, and they think that that is part of their credo, and 10mandment l commandments, the golden rule. the living hearing purchase pilt will kill babies. we are not going to do it. but the circuit court, the appeals court said we are going to
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
afterward, was this a trial balloon, were they trying? no, no, no, joe biden was asked a question and answered with a moral legitimate move, a truthfulness that had these remarkable effects that it pushed the president to come clean about his personal evolution, i think that personally made a difference in the campaign. >> my visual on the campaign, we actually had a visual assist on this. "the washington post" said that obama and his allies spent far less than mitt romney, but got far more in key markets, targeting key democratic groups such as the young working voters in spring states. i think what they did, knowing why they were going, something we never saw before. the worst move of the 2012 campaign? >> i got two things on this. one is, i think my answer is choosing paul ryan to be the vice presidential nominee. just because a, it never gave him the list that anything thought it would be. he effectively neutered mitt romney, whether it was the stuff with todd akin, or the ryan budget, nowhere to run away from it. >> alex and i were on the same wavelength, picking paul ryan, n
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 12:00pm PST
a call to the vice president asking him to get involved in this in part because joe biden was in the senate for so long and has been able to help bring the two sides together in previous cases where they were down to the wire. we know that call has gone out. harry reid says he has reached out to the president on the phone a couple of times. republicans say there is no single issue that should break this. there is something that democrats are talking about. what we have learned is in an offer presented by republicans last night at 7:00 included within that was a request to make a change to how future increases to the payments of social security would change. not taking any money away presently but over the years to come reducing the amount of increase. that is called chain cpi. for democrats it is a nonstarter. here is majority leader harry reid. >> we're not going to have any social security cuts. at this stage that doesn't seem appropriate. i still hold out hope that we can get something done but i'm not overly optimistic but i am cautiously optimistic. >> so you hear some sense
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm PST
apparently washington likes to celebrate new year's eve, 2013. listen to joe biden. >> happy new year. >> happy new year. >> that, that has been happy new year, nobody here seem that's thrilled with celebrating new year's eve this he way with the light on. nor with the bill that has been crafted. selling this measure to extreme wing of both parties may be difficult. sharon brown a liberal democrat says he's a yes vote. saying it's imperfect but addresses key sticking point. >> we need to protect american families and job creators from this looming tax hike. everyone agrees that that action is necessary. and i can rrt that we've reached an agreement on all of the tax, the tax issues. >> so, why the delay in the senate vote tonight? according to senate majority leader they still have to get a price tag from congressional budget office. as to the rest of the substance of the bill here is what we know. the measure raising taxes by $600 billion over 10 years compared with policies that expire midnight monday and would delay would two months those spending cuts slashing the budgets of the p
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 11:00am PST
warrior. vice president joe biden will be there. while some appear ready to compromise others are still ducking, dodging, trying to dump the blame elsewhere. >> we all have our ideas and in the senate, you're right. we probably another 40, 50, 60 of saying that we're ready to both raise revenues and control entitlements. when's the missing ingredient? it is presidential leadership. >> i think in the end we'll get a deal. the question is the timing. >> am hopeful there will be a deal that avoids the worst parts of the fiscal cliff, namely taxes going up on middle class people. >> it's pretty apparent that we are not going to do what we've been called to do. this is 112th congress. we have had two years to deal with quote the fiscal cliff. >> let's bring in our man at the white house, peter alexander standing by. pete, we just got word the president it appears is making some sort of smaller offer at this 3:00 meeting. any idea what smaller might mean? >> reporter: it's a good question, craig. actually kelly o'donnell reporting some more of this from the hill. she says that income level of
NBC
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
house members want the bill to pass that are willing to vote for it. >> vice president joe biden was back on the hill after helping to broker the senate deal. its bears the middle class a tax hike, but raises taxes on those making over $400,000 a year. there are massive cuts to the military and other federal agencies delayed for two months. democrats want a chance to vote on the bill. >> our speaker said when the senate backs, we will avoid -- we will have a vote and neihaus. that is what we expect. that is what the american people deserve. >> to forge a constructive solution for the good of the nation. >> with an opening prayer appealing for compromise, the house went into session at 9. >> this present plant with another $1 trillion of debt on the american people. >> some democrats support it plan to prevent more financial instability. >> my district cannot afford for the stock market to go down another 300 points if we cannot do something. >> without a deal going to be president, income taxes will rise for almost every american. gop leader eric cantor has broken with house speaker
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 3:00am PST
saturday and said can i speak to the vice president, joe biden? we're used to cutting deals together. like it or not, these are the two that hammered it out. they put it together. when it was all said and done, this is what joe biden had to say about how this deal actually came to fruition. >> what was said there was kind of hard to hear. what was your selling point? biden said: me. it's interesting, the senators, the democrats all got together late yesterday, and joe biden went in, and his pitch to the liberals, particularly liberal liberals was -- quote -- "this is joe biden, and i'm your buddy." he was saying this is the best deal you're going to get. you guys got to go for it, and a majority of the democrats did. >> the little smirks and all that, but the fact is he went in there superseding harry reid who wasn't getting anything done. at least something happened. people wanted to see some sort of action. they wanted to know their congressmen who went home for the break would actually do something. >> here's mitch mcconnell on how this thing went together. he doesn't like the way
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 5:00pm PST
, still no deal. republican senate leader mitch mcconnell reached out to vice president joe biden to help reach an agreement. two men who have served as their party's closers, so to speak, on tough deals before. senate majority leader harry reid says he plans to have a plan up for a vote tomorrow morning. although there are serious differences on both sides. >> we're not going to have any social security cuts at this stage, it just doesn't seem appropriate. i still hold out hope we can get something done but i'm not overly optimistic but i am cautiously optimistic. >> republicans pushed back on claims by democrats that the social security benefit measurement, which is known as the chained cpi and basically would reduce the amount of money that senior citizens get under social security, was part of the republican plan. in any case, that is off the table. senator john mccain posted this on twitter, most of us agree the chained cpi is off the table in these negotiations. president obama continued to put public pressure on republicans during his appearance on "meet the press" today. >> i
MSNBC
Jan 1, 2013 5:00am PST
basically had to step aside. it became the mitch mcconnell/joe biden show. where does this leave him? >> well, it leaves him as a very passive player. he has not endorsed a deal, he wasn't part of the negotiation of the deal and it was very notable that at about 2:00 this morning, his only statement was i'll let it come to a vote, not that i'll vote for it, not that i want it to pass, not that i'll recommend it to republicans. he's currently just going to allow it to come to the floor, hope most republicans will vote. most conservative members are free to vote against it knowing there will be some democratic votes, and maybe john boehner will survive as speaker, but he's not got a strong hand. >> well, david, let's go back to senate for a moment and the fact that vice president biden was called in. here's he and mitch mcconnell. these are not the most powerful guys. i guess they show that they're number two guys. they've been together working on these kinds of deals for something like 30 years now or close to 30 years. i don't think you'd call them close friends, but they do seem to
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